When corruption occurs in the public sector it hurts all of us. Corruption wastes our taxes and rates that should be used to operate and maintain Victoria's schools, hospitals, roads and other vital public services and projects.
The Victorian community expects the public sector, state government, local council employees and police officers to behave properly and to use public money and property responsibly for the good of all of us. We expect them to be honest, not influenced by personal interests, greed, or engaging in criminal behaviours. We expect our public sector to be free of corruption.
IBAC is Victoria's independent anti-corruption agency.
IBAC deals with serious corruption and misconduct in state government departments and agencies, Victoria Police, council employees and councillors, members of parliament, judges and magistrates. When something is not right in the Victorian public sector, IBAC provides everyone with the ability to do something about it.
Corruption and misconduct in the Victorian public sector can take many forms, such as taking or offering bribes, using a position of influence dishonestly, committing fraud or theft, misusing information from the workplace, or planning any corrupt activities.
In relation to Victoria Police, serious misconduct and corruption can also include the abuse of police powers, such as assault and excessive use of force, having inappropriate relationships and disclosing police information to organised crime groups.
However, IBAC cannot investigate issues from other states or territories, any federal matters or anything in the private sector unless it relates to a Victorian public sector employee; and IBAC does not deal with rudeness or poor customer service.
Have you seen something? Do you suspect corruption? Then do something about it. Find out how you can report corruption by visiting our website or calling 1300 735 135.
When you contact IBAC, we will assess the information you provide about corruption to decide whether to refer, dismiss or investigate the matter.
IBAC is responsible for exposing, preventing and investigating serious corruption and misconduct in the public sector and Victoria Police, but it is up to everyone to speak up when something is not right.
With your help we can continue to strengthen the integrity and corruption resilience of the public sector and make sure that public money and resources are used to deliver the services and projects the Victorian community expects.
For more information visit www.ibac.vic.gov.au or call 1300 735 135.